WBJournal | Government & Politics http://www.wbjournal.com/ Get the latest news about Government & Politics en-us <![CDATA[Fallon Health hits new membership high and $2.8M profit]]> 2018-08-15T14:38:47
Fallon Health of Worcester hit a new high of more than 277,000 members
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<![CDATA[MGM preps for Springfield opening, highway advertising]]> 2018-08-15T11:31:13
MGM Springfield, the state's first resort casino, has been humming wit
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<![CDATA[Gun reform activists to march from Worcester to gun manufacturer ]]> 2018-08-14T10:54:27
A survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting and the father of
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<![CDATA[FDA warns Hologic over device's vaginal rejuvenation claims]]> 2018-08-13T10:59:35
Marlborough medical device company Hologic is suspending the marketing
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<![CDATA[Cannabis Control Commission closing in on lab licensing ]]> 2018-08-10T09:52:42
State regulators are preparing to put one of the most significant road
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<![CDATA[Clinton building among others added to list of market-ready business properties]]> 2018-08-09T11:22:32
Industrial properties in Clinton, Gloucester and Wilmington and an off
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<![CDATA[Baker to allow sales tax holiday this weekend]]> 2018-08-09T11:09:03
Gov. Charlie Baker plans to authorize a sales tax holiday for this wee
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<![CDATA[17 recreational marijuana shops proposed in Worcester]]> 2018-08-08T10:29:36
So far, companies have publicly informed Worcester of their plans to o
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<![CDATA[Behavioral health group says ballot question would force closures ]]> 2018-08-08T10:23:22
Nurse staffing mandates called for in a November ballot question would
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<![CDATA[Swissturn employees given privacy to use marijuana outside of work]]> 2018-08-07T14:45:57
xford-based Swissturn has never drug tested prospective employees. Mak
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<![CDATA[Business confidence unchanged amid global trade concerns]]> 2018-08-07T11:08:56
After taking a nosedive in June confidence among Massachusetts employe
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<![CDATA[Kopin Corp. lost $9.2M in Q2 due to slow military business ramp up]]> 2018-08-07T10:45:25
Westborough wearable computer technology manufacturer Kopin Corp. is e
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<![CDATA[CMass businesses briefed on Grand Bargain fallout]]> 2018-08-07T10:45:16
The minimum wage will rise, workers will no longer receive higher pay
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<![CDATA[Framingham State SAT-optional on pilot basis]]> 2018-08-06T14:58:39
Framingham State University is giving students an option of not provid
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<![CDATA[Scrap metal yard opens in Worcester]]> 2018-08-06T11:46:20
A couple with scrap metal recycling operations in Everett and New Hamp
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<![CDATA[Baker vetoes welfare benefits, traffic congestion tolling bills]]> 2018-08-06T09:38:28
Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday made a dent in the flurry of bills that l
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<![CDATA[Movers & Shakers]]> 2018-08-06T06:00:00
Twelve Central Mass. businesspersons have landed new roles at organiza
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<![CDATA[Trump's tariffs hurting New England economy]]> 2018-08-06T06:00:00
The U.S. must work toward a modernized NAFTA and should reconsider the
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<![CDATA[Internet sales tax law changing]]> 2018-08-06T06:00:00
The U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to impose a sale
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<![CDATA[B&Bs vs. Airbnbs]]> 2018-08-06T06:00:00
Bed-and-breakfasts used to be the little guys on the block in hospital
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